William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion

Applicants for the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion are undergraduate, graduate and professional students who will receive their respective degrees from December 2017 - August 2018.  If you are receiving your doctorate degree and have permission to walk in graduation from your academic school, you are eligible to apply for this award. 

Applicants should submit all their materials online no later than 11:59 PM on Thursday, February 15th, 2018.  All IUPUI faculty/staff and community partner recommendations must be completed no later than Monday, February 19th, 2018 by 5:00 PM.

Applicants will be notified of their selection for this award no later than March 13th, 2018. 

Please take a few moments to review that you have all the necessary materials prepared in order to fill out the application. Flip the switches below by clicking on them to mark the sections that you have ready. Once you have all the necessary materials and have all the sections flipped to yes, you may continue to the submission page.

 Applicant information including overall GPA (if applicable).

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required, with a preferred GPA of 3.0 and above. Applicant GPA’s will be verified via IUPUI student records. 

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, if applicable. Applicant GPA's will be verified via IUPUI student records. If you do not have a GPA, please indicate ‘4.0’ on your application.    

 Recommenders’ information.

One recommendation letter is required from an IUPUI faculty/staff member who has advised, supervised or observed the applicant’s community-based/civic engagement experience(s).

One recommendation is required from a community partner/member who has advised, supervised or observed the applicant’s community-based/civic engagement experience(s).  The recommendation consists of a questionnaire to be completed and with a space for additional comments; a full recommendation letter is allowed but not required.

 Documentation of no more than three (3) civic/community engagement experiences
 Personal Essay (1000 word maximum)

UNDERGRADUATES: Applicants are asked to upload an essay no more than 1000 words that address the following statement: "I have a responsibility and a commitment to use the knowledge and skills I have gained as an undergraduate college student to collaborate with others, who may be different from me, to help address issues in society.” Applicants are asked to explain the ways in which they agree or disagree with this statement and provide personal examples. The definition and dimensions of a Civic-Minded Graduate should serve to inform your essay.

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: Applicants are asked to upload an essay of no more than 1000 words that addresses the following statement: "I have a responsibility and commitment in my career to use the professional knowledge and skills that I have gained through my graduate education to collaborate and build consensus with others across difference to address social issues." Applicants are asked to explain the ways in which they agree or disagree with this statement and provide personal examples. The definition and dimensions of a Civic-Minded Professional may serve to inform your essay.

 Abstract (75-word maximum)